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Mobile and Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Future Applications
edited by Peter Smyth
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-86341-368-1 | eISBN: 978-1-84919-035-0

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Two of the fastest growing sectors of communications today are mobile and Internet, both of which have had a profound effect on people's lives. The convergence between these two sectors not only presents great opportunities for the future of "unplugged" telecommunications, but also great challenges in understanding the relative position of different technologies in this future.



This book reviews the contribution of different wireless access technologies to that future and looks at the opportunities of opening up access to telecommunications systems, via application programming interfaces (APIs). The economic and regulatory issues associated with wireless communications are also discussed, with a look at the history and potential future of mobility from a user perspective.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Future of Mobile and Wireless Communications



    Optical Radio - A Review of a Radical New Technology for Wireless Access Infrastructure



    Wireless LANs - Present and Future



    Future Applications of Bluetooth



    Ultra-Wideband and its Capabilities



    Symbiotic Networks



    The Role of Ad Hoc Networks in Mobility



    Securing Mobile Ad Hoc Networks - A Motivational Approach



    The Use of Satellite for Multimedia Communications



    Evolving Systems Beyond 3G - The IST BRAIN and MIND Projects



    Economic Tussles in the Public Mobile Access Market



    Enabling Applications Deployment on Mobile Networks



    The Parlay API - Allowing Third Party Application Providers Safe and Secure Access to Network Capabilities



    Radio Spectrum Management for Tetherless Communications



    Mobile Multimedia Services



    Multimodality - The Future of the Wireless User Interface



    Mobile Video-Streaming



    A Social History of the Mobile Telephone with a View of its Future.

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